Saturday, November 04, 2006

Artcane - ''Odyssee''{France}[1977](Art Rock)

Four-piece French set who released one album at the tail end of prog’s ‘golden age’, and then disappeared from the map.
Some have described the album as the French “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic”, no doubt thanks to guitarist Mlynski’s Frippian style which (precariously) straddles the line between homage and plagiarism. Odyssee’ as a whole is no K.C. rip-off—it also moves in a similar area as that of Pulsar (hypnotic space). And there are many moments of heavy riff-grinding that remind of the heavier Italian prog combos (ie. Jumbo, Biglietto Per L’Inferno, Il Balletto Di Bronzo). Despite these reference points, Artcane manages a versatile style of their own.


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EelaFree said...


Anonymous said...

thanks really great music!!
Could request another great record?
A proto progressive French group: "Le cheval fou" a pre-NIL record
thank for all fantastic music you share with us


Anonymous said...

Cheval Fou is yet entirely listenable via Spotify, Deezer or Youtube as well : P

Same for Nyl...

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